BEST WESTERN PLUS Yosemite Way Station Motel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... for bears, however none appeared on the way in - there was quite a bit of visible fire damage however, from the recent bushfires. Eventually we made it to Yosemite Village, after stopping to take some photos of El Capitan - the biggest granite monolith in the world, rising more than 3,000 ft from the valley floor. We turned a corner and it was simply there before us, reaching into the sky - an absolute marvel. This is apparently a ...
... and at home.
We drove to the Ahwahnee area of the Valley as it was the only area we hadn't been through. We found civilisation and another way in which to experience Yosemite. The Ahwahnee Hotel was built in 1927 at a cost of over $1m with the aim of being the jewel in the crown of national park tourism. It is still a spectacular hotel today and stands head and shoulders above everything else in the valley. (Well worth staying there if you are interested in ...
We stayed in Sonora, CA last night. It's about an hour north of the entrance to Yosemite. The plan has been to drive from place to place at night and enjoy ourselves during the day. I wake up early (a rarity) as I am psyched to see Yosemite. After getting the troops up and fed we head out towards the park around 7am.
As we are driving through the foothills. The scenery is beautiful and we get glimpses of the mountains in the distance. Then we start to go ...
... to Bodie.
Bodie is a strange attraction/ park. It is a town that sprung up in the gold rush and was abandoned after 10 years or so. The houses were abandoned and eventually rescued by the Park Service. Spooky with v familiar objects like stoves, gambling chips, beds, dressers all just left. Mostly explained by the few miles of off road track you need to cover to get there still - very remote.
Onwards - ...
The scenery every day has been both breathtaking and varied - cityscapes, deserts, lakes, mountains, gulches, cowboy country, alpine, canyons, creeks, babbling brooks, pine forests, peaks, meadows, rivers, bars (well you gotto ain't you??) , etc etc but now we are off to Yosemite and one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Also I'm not sure whether or not you can tell but I am writing this roughly 2 days behind (or is it ahead?) and just to give you ...